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scraggy

1. Bony, scrawny, or particularly lean. The alley was deserted save for a few scraggy street urchins begging for spare change. The main course was nothing but a couple boiled potatoes with a scraggy cut of beef.
2. Jagged or rough. The birds make their nests in the scraggy sides of the huge cliffs. The architect has left the stone scraggy and unpolished to give the building a more naturalistic look.
3. Messy or unkempt. I had a bit of a scraggy beard after the weekend of camping. I can't believe he showed up to the meeting in such scraggy clothes.

scraggy

(ˈskrægi)
mod. bony. Who is that scraggy dame?
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And yesterday Scraggy was settling into pastures new at Drum Farm Visitor Centre, Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness.
Duff said: "The summer of '94, I was six stone with scraggy hair and whiter than that wall there.
Ed revealed celebrated Grammy with his A scraggy creature whiny screeching.
Even the two friendly ones Scraggy and Chirpy, yes I give them names, have gone.
Otherwise, I could be found searching for books at the now defunct Everton Library at the top of St Domingo Road, once called the 'Jewel on the Hill', but now nothing more than a Premier Inn for scraggy pigeons that nest in what was once the domain of characters like air ace Biggles at one end of the scale, and Noddy and Big Ears at the other.
When it's looking scraggy and unkempt, it must be worn down for draggedthrough-a-hedge-backwards chic.
Her feathers are a bit scraggy on her head, this could be due to moulting or due to being outside straying for a while.
While Mr Bethell is prepared to foot the bill to have the scraggy ancient hedge replanted and tidied up, the two parties are at loggerheads over the border.
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This week the scraggy chickens of under-funded public services have come home to roost.
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I have timed this trip very well because I flew out over Halloween and therefore missed having to rake through my wardrobe to find a scraggy old wig, rip an old dress to shreds and cover my face in fake blood to attend a fancy dress party which I hate.
Oh, dear old South Side Hill, old rugged, scraggy hill,